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Old 06-08-2008, 11:39 PM   #1
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Question What to look for when buying a used clutch kit

I will be purchasing an Exedy STG1 clutch for a very good price with TO bearing and Organic disc. The kit has ~5K on it and the seller stated it is in good shape.

-What do I look for to assess the condition of the kit once I get it in my hands?
-Disc issues?
-Throwout bearing abnormalities?
-Pressure plate signs?

Thank you for your time.
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Old 06-08-2008, 11:58 PM   #2
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I personally wouldn't be into buying a used clutch ever. However the easiest things to spot would be a worn/glazed disc, or any kind of heat marks, checking, or discoloration to the pressure plate surface... any of the above are instant no go's.
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:36 AM   #3
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5k may not seem like much, but you can ruin a clutch in less than 500 miles if you drive like a fool. If you are gonna take the time to pull a tranny you may as well fork over a few hundred more for a new clutch that you KNOW is good. anyway, 340 answered your question so good luck with your clutch install

Oh. If you do end up getting the used clutch, at least get a new throwout bearing and pilot bearing.
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:47 AM   #4
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^^^I dont need a clutch yet but the guy wants $115 shipped so I thought it might be worth it.
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:40 PM   #5
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If you are doing the install yourself and you don't mind possibly having to do it over if the clutch doesn't last, then go for it. For 115 bucks I would probably be tempted to try it also.
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:23 PM   #6
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Wow he wants alot for a used clutch with 5k on it. I wouldnt give more than 50 or so. Look at it this way. If you do the work yourself and the clutch turns out to have little life left I would be pissed because 115 shipped isnt that far from getting me something new that works.
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:51 PM   #7
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LOL. OK...I have seen the light. Deal discontinued.

Thx for the input, greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:54 PM   #8
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I think you can get a brand new stock exedy clutch kit on ebay for what? Like 190$ + a few bucks shipping? Might as well just go that route and have good peace of mind.
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If it only has 5k on it why was he selling it?
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I would check out the disc for cracks, even friction surface, condition of disc splines, the PP/floater for warpage, the spring for signs of TO seizure. any signs of discoloration, bluing is a definate concern.

when i measure PP's and floaters for warpage/wear i use a straight edge across the friction surface and measure under it with feeler gauges, any more than .005'' gap and its trash imo.
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If it only has 5k on it why was he selling it?
Swapped an 07 STi driveline and didnt need it.
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I would check out the disc for cracks, even friction surface, condition of disc splines, the PP/floater for warpage, the spring for signs of TO seizure. any signs of discoloration, bluing is a definate concern.

when i measure PP's and floaters for warpage/wear i use a straight edge across the friction surface and measure under it with feeler gauges, any more than .005'' gap and its trash imo.
Thank you for this. This is exactly what I was looking for.
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:22 PM   #13
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I saw that ad I think, the PP has heavy discoloration spots on it....
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I will be purchasing an Exedy STG1 clutch for a very good price with TO bearing and Organic disc. The kit has ~5K on it and the seller stated it is in good shape.

-What do I look for to assess the condition of the kit once I get it in my hands?
-Disc issues?
-Throwout bearing abnormalities?
-Pressure plate signs?

Thank you for your time.
Hi, I have purchased used auto parts recently and they are working fine since they were installed in my car. While purchasing used auto parts you first need to check reliability of auto store and guarantee assurance on parts, you are going to purchase. Such like I have done with my purchase to check the credentials of the auto store (hiperformer.com) and their user reviews etc. before purchasing auto parts with them.
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